Sunday, 22 May, 2022

Topic: Shopping

Sweatshops behind Sarojini: Masterjis and women who run Delhi’s ‘pocket-friendly’ fashion

There's a reason Delhiites can live up to their forever dressed-up, decked-up reputation. And it's hidden in the gullies of Ashok Bazaar and Tank road.

Pickcel is helping Amazon extend its services to both urban & rural shoppers

The Bengaluru-based software company provides a simple and powerful solution to manage and publish content on remote digital signage screens.

Instead of long lines outside shops, Covid-19 Black Friday sees people move online for retail

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the move away from big in-person shopping events, which have defined American consumerism for the better part of a century.

Revenge consumption — the new shopping trend that can shake up sleepy markets post-Covid

Data generated by Chinese shoppers during & after the lockdown reveals new trends that show big shifts taking place in what consumers are purchasing, and how.

Alibaba helps Asia’s malls go online after coronavirus kills retail

The first shopping center to create a virtual replica of a mall — Marina Square — is taking more than 30 tenants online with Lazada, the Southeast Asian unit of Alibaba.

Indians are shopping only for essentials even though economy is reopening

Consumption, which accounts for 60% of the economy, has been the driver of growth during previous stress periods, but a survey shows consumers are no longer confident.

Once a fad, livestream shopping may be the best bet for retailers in a post-Covid world

For many goods and services, online shopping is now the only kind of shopping that exists, and that could last until a coronavirus vaccine is widely available.

Why consumers will swing between saving and splurge during Covid-19

Research shows that in the middle of great social trauma, buying behaviour is tied to how people feel about their own mortality.

Why rational people are panic buying as coronavirus spreads

Panic buying has emerged as reliable a feature of the coronavirus epidemic as a fever or dry cough.

These apps can reveal your make-up’s dirty secrets

Shoppers around the world are bent on finding out what they’re putting on their bodies. They are scanning everything from lipstick to skin cream.

On Camera


Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.